Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I see you're in Alberta. With the track in Calgary closed, the one in Balzak not moving forwards, the industry here in Southern Alberta is quite stagnant. The big park is in Edmonton. There are ads in publications such as Horses All or Pacific & Prairie that advertise schools for such things, but I think you'd be best off trying to get in with a racing barn and working up from there.
Are you experienced with horses and handling hotheads?
It's an extremely competative field, and you're either a money-maker, or you live off Ramen noodles. You will see everything, from the owners and trainers that truly do right by their horses, down to those who will do anything to win a race. It's also a very biased industry; you won't be regarded on the same playing field as the men.
Please, don't think it's how it is in the books or movies - it isn't.
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